Cat Questions Archive One

Cat questions archive, - these are previously asked and answered questions to my cat site. They cover all aspects of cats behaviour and also cat heath issues from cat vomiting to feline diabetes questions. 

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Please find below some of the questions asked in the previous years. They cover practically every aspect of cat ownership and health and behavioural problems suffered by pet cats. 

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my cat has gone weird 
my cat had fleas so we put some flea medicine on her neck like it said on the box... now she has been acting strangly... like meowing when she has food …

Cat behavior Question 
Hello, Let me start off by saying you have a cute website! and very informative :) I have 3 cats , 1 is 14yrs and the other two are brother and sister …

Cat's Got an Attitude 
Hi, my cat just turned two years old, and in the past week or so she's become more distant and skiddish. She also doesn't like to be touched and doesn't …

Being attacked by cat 
I have a year old MALE cat who we have had since he was a baby. we just got a kitten last week because our cat Bootsie is so friendly with any dog or cat …

cat diarrhea on and off 
my cat is 4 weeks old we just got her aweek ago she has diarrhea sometimes she gones in catbox and sometimes on floor i had a cat before her but i cleaned …

my cat rubs butt on floor. 
he is a male. he has a big head and skinny legs and sides in the back of his body. Answer by Kate It could be that he has impacted anal glands or that …

Kitten sucking nipples 
I just adopted a 4 month old kitten who sucks on his nipples anytime I touch him. I think he's trying to comfort himself because he was taken from his …

Poppy - I love plastic...too much 
Our problem is with our 8 year old lovely kitty who has a maddening habit. She is totally obsessed with licking and chewing plastic things. We no longer …

Bald Spots on my cat 
I have a one year old kitten... male. A week ago i noticed a small patch of hair missing on his head... right between the ears... Over the week it has …

kitten brothers attacking 
i have 2, 4 month old kittens who are brothers and they do eerything together. The other day 1 of them got lost and was handed in to a cat rescue centre. …

cat licking fur and skin off all over 
I have a 18 year old Siamese cat that has been licking constantly and licked off her fur and skin in large patches covering her chest, shoulder to leg, …

cat crying out at night !! 
Hello, my cat Shnooky has been waking up at night and meowing every few hours. I usually find him drinking at his water bowl. Then when I come down he …

Help! Sick Male Cat-Boots 
Please help! I have a 7 year old male in-door cat, "Boots" who is the love of my life. On Friday (today is the following Thursday morning) I noticed …

Scruffy's litter problems. 
My cat just recently had stones removed from his bladder. He is able to go to the wwashroom now but every time he comes out of his kitty litter he looks …

My cat is losing weight but eats constantly 
My cat is 14 years old has very few teeth. He is always straving I feed him and feed him and he is still hungry eats like he has never been fed Even though …

Cat poop 
Why is our full grown 2 yr old cat going poop in the bath tub when theres 2 litter boxes for them? We have 2 cats and there both doing it. The cats are …

my cat is licking and scratching herself 
I have owned my cat for a year now and recently she is constantly licking herself all over and scratching im pretty sure its not fleas i gave her advantage …

strange behavior when cat being pet 
my cat suddenly started acting funny when I pet her back. She throws her head back, and licks herself uncontrollably? Answer by Kate well i have not …

Runt of the litter 
my cat had 4 kittens and the runt of the litter is barley eating and skinny sleeps a lot and not very active and when the mom cat offers her to eat from …

Over grooming cat 
Why is my cat over grooming herself until the fur has completly gone it that particular spot? Answer by Kate over grooming can be sign of stress and …

Cats got fleas shall it travel 
MY CAT HAS FLEA'S IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO ANOTHER PERSONS HOUSE? Answer by Kate No you should wait until your cat and your home are flea free. You …

cat running out the door 
After my 3 year old cat gets spayed will she still run out the door and stay out for hours before coming home and wanting to get back in. Then after she …

meowing cat 
My 18 year old female cat constantly meowing and about got me to my witt's end. She shows all the signs of hunger, but when fed she takes a few bites …

Litter Box trained cat keeps pooping on the floor 
Hi, My cat keeps pooping on the floor in my bedroom in ONE spot. He knows how to use the litter box and uses it all day. I can't understand why he would …

weird cat behavior 
General info on our cat shmoopy (pronounced like the song "hang on sloopy", but with an -sh): 4 years old, spayed female. We live in a nice neighborhood …

Cat waking me up every morning 
My cat (kitten) is getting on my bed at about 5: am and then putting her nose up my nostrils and sometimes even biting my nose. Any suggestions on breaking …

Cat getting really fat after giving birth 4 months ago? 
My cat gave birth to a litter 4 months ago, everything went fine. Within the last month though her belly has gotten very fat, she looks like she's ready …

Cat may have broken back or legs 
My cat was outside and we heard him whining under the vehicle. My husband went to check on him and he is dragging his back legs. My husband went to pet …

Sick Kitty since his brother died 
I had 2 cats that were brothers (13 years old). We just had to have one put down a few weeks ago. Since yesterday my other cat seems to be ill. He has …

Fibrosarcoma in Cats 
My cat has cancer. She had one tumour removed, but it came back. My Chinese Dr. gave me some special tea and a cream for her. I just read that TEA can …

Stop a cat from deficating in a garden 
How do you stop stray cats from deficating in a common garden area? Answer by Kate Difficult. There are products available that you can sprinkle …

Crying Male Cat 
We have a 10 month old male cat and within the past month he has began to cry at our bedroom door uncontrollably in the early morning hours. We have been …

Itchy Bum 
My cat has begun to meow a lot and have noticed he has an itchy bum, drags it on the floor for relief. What could be the trouble? Diet is cat crumbles. …

Little Kitten 
My finance and I were given a little kitten. Thrilled we love cats and have a year old Tabby named Charlie. He is my pride and joy all shots are up to …

Are these coming from my cat? 
My cat loves to drink out of the bathtub and when he gets out of the tub I have noticed little tiny specks of blood where he has walked. Also I have seen …

crying cat after being lost 
My cat ran away 2 months ago we recently found him. We brought him home now all he does is cry? What is wrong with him. Answer by Kate could be that …

Cat seems scared of tail 
I have a one year old cat, very friendly and loving. For some reason today out of the blue he seems to be scared of his tail, like it's chasing him or …

Old Owner... 
Recently my neighbor decided to get rid of her 9 yr. old cat. For the past week Kitty has tried to adapt. Everything has been working out pretty typically: …

cat peeing 
Hi, i have had my cat for about 10 years now and during the most recent 4 years she has been peeing on and off on beds, suitcases and blankets. She is …

My Cat Has A Itchy Butt 
I came home the other day and my 3 yr old Bengal, was scooting across the carpet, like dogs do??( like she was itching her butt) I have never seen a cat …

why do cats do this 
why do cat bite your eyelases Answer by Kate Logie i don't know what you mean. I have never seen a cat bite anyones eyelashes and i would think that …

Cat seizures 
I have an 18 year old cat and she is eating well, but drinking lots of water. Urinating an awful lot. I have to totally empty her litter box every day. …

Bengal Wars! 
I just bought home my new baby, Jinx, an 8 week old bengal. I already have a 6 month old bengal snow, Luna, who happens to be Jinx's big sister. The thing …

HELP! kitten won't stop crying when he has to go to bathroom. 
Hi, about a month ago, we took home a little kitten from a friend's house. Our friend found him along with 2 other kittens from the same litter in his …

cats aggressive towards each other 
one cat has 10 stitches because of an injury. The other cat is now hissing and growling at her. They are sisters and always got along. what should I do? …

My Cat is Traumatized. 
My cat Newman went to the vet a day ago. They did something to him to make him pee, and he is traumatized. He won't eat or drink, or move. He stays under …

Cat Scared For No Reason 
So, We have a cat who is in a small apartment. She is very familiar with every inch of this apartment. Yesterday she looked at something, it seems, and …

Cat Shedding Too Much Fur 
My Cat Tigger is shedding lots of his fur, but there is no bald patches. We Moved recently but hes been in the house for a few months. So I am wondering …

Bad Toilet Behaviour 
Hi, I wonder if you can help.... as I am getting desperate!! I have a 1 1/2 year old bengal house cat... He is litter trained and very sociable and …

Clicking sound when cat walks. 
My cat is thirteen and appears to be very healthy, although she has always been small for her age. In the last day or so I have noticed a clicking sound …

Why did my cat die? 
Hi My name is Eric. My cat Smokie died today at the age of 14. Over the past year he began to lose weight and loose fur on his legs mostly his hind legs. …

a cat with no meow 
i have nine year old cat that lost its meow and is not as active as he use to be and when he tries meow it is only a whisper. Answer by Kate has this …

Worried Mom 
Hi- My strictly indoor one year old half siamese cat recently ran away. After much tears and searching, we were able to find her about a week later. …

Kitty Scare 
I just got a 6 week old kitten and I've had her for a week now. Just suddenly the other night she started to throw up a lot and become very tired. She …

my cat wont stop crying! 
my cat cries to come in, when i let him in he just cries. I pet him and he seems good then a few minutes later he is crying again... then will go to the …

Cat throws up after eating 
My 18 year old cat has recently started throwing up after eating -- mostly the morning meal, but occasionally after the evening meal. She throws up almost …

Stray cat hissing when I go to feed her 
There's a stray cat that's been coming around and I've been feeding her. The other day I went to put the food on the plate and she hissed at me for no …

BIRD CATCHING!!!! 
My cat appears to have grown up to become a complete Savage............ He is catching (and most of the time KILLING!!)2 birds/mice PER DAY!!! He thinks …

Cat Seizures 
My cat Zach is 18 years old (going on 19). At an early age he was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. He's been on one pill of Prednizone every …

shakes his tale?! 
Hi, my cat (male, 2 years old) shakes his tale! He does it A LOT now (I've never seen this before). He does it when he sees me; when he comes close to …

clown cat owner 
After 5 years, my cat for the past week has been vomiting and going outside the litter box. What can be wrong? Her personality is still the same.... …

My cat is throwing up constantly... 
Well my cat is a 7 1/2 almost 8 year old calico cat. She throws up at least once every 2 days or maybe even twice. I feed her the hairball purina dry …

Digestion problem 
My cat is very healthy but after eating dry food she sometimes throws it back up. It's almost dry when it comes up so it didn't even start to digest. …

How Long Do Cats Stay Outside For 
My cat has been outside for a few days now and I was wondering how long they stay outside for. My cat is an orange tabby male and I miss it very much …

Why does my kitten constantly meow for no reason? 
Hi,I recently bought a traditional siamese seal point kitten and i'll just start by saying she's absolutely adorable and i already love her sooo much,however;she's …

Female cat litter box problem 
My female cat of 5 years has recently started pooping in front of her litter box, and spraying in front of it as well. How do I stop it? She has never …

kitty with sticky fur 
we adopted a 6 year old indoor cat and ever since we got her we noticed that her fur is sticky. we have to bath her all the time, which she hates and her …

whats wrong with my kitty 
Hi, I just noticed my 3year old cat has been licking her but excessively the last few days and using the bathroom a lot but not going much and barely …

My Disappearing Cat 
I just adopted a cat from my downstairs neighbor. I have two other cats and in the commotion of the adjustment process he went MIA. At first I figured …

Cat eats moss 
I have 2 cats (8 months old) & the 1 is always bringing in balls of moss to play with and eat. It makes a huge mess! They have plenty of toys so I don't …

Pregnant stray cat 
Hi, we have a preg stray cat that comes around our house. We have fed her and tried to let her in before, but our other inside cats were none too pleased. …

My New Kitten. 
My cat cries and hide's alot. He's atleast 6 weeks old, I got him from an animal shelter, and the first night we got to bring him home, I tried to feed …

Cat pooping problem 
need help! we are sick and tired of our cat pooping in the loungeroom corner (on the carpet). Here's the story.. we originally had 2 persion cats in …

Cat has seizure because of fear 
My 16 year old cat, is very spoiled and timid. The last time I had her in a cat carrier, she was so scared, she had a seizure. Some of her behavior has …

How to deal with a cat grieving for the lost of his brother cat. 
I have recently adopted 2 cats from an owner who is moving away to another country and can't bring them along. I have a male cat, (J, who is 1.5 yrs) at …

Cat Fighting with in the home 
My mother cat just had her latest litter on March 31, 2008. I've had Mommy kitty since she was a kitten, she's given birth to 4 diffrent litters, her first …

Constantly crying cat 
Our family got our new Ragdoll when he was 14 weeks old. He had been desexed. His name is Beau. We got him from a reputable breeder, so we received …

my cat won't eat 
I haven't seen my cat in about a week or two but today i have he was so skinny i could fill his bones i almost cried cause i didn't know what to do i fed …

My female kitten. 
My female kitten is about 6 months old. And we can't train her to go in the litter box. She pee's in there but will not go poop. So i have been trying …

Will too much Frontline flea medicine hurt my cats? 
Hi, I gave my cats frontline flea medicine (the kind where you use a syringe and squirt the medicine on the back of the neck) on April 7th and I noticed …

adopted kitten recently neutered won't stop meowing at door 
I'm desparate!!! I adopted a kitten from the humane society in November '07 and just had him neutered on March 25th '08. Since the neutering and it's …

blood in my cat's poop 
I've seen blood in my cat's poop couple of times. What does it mean? Answer By Kate Hi Nina, i am not a vet and with anything like this it is always …

stressed kitty? 
I know its spring, but my 2 yr old indoor, long haired, cat has been shedding like CRAZY. I noticed him licking at one spot in particular alot, and found …

My cat throws up every night between 3:30 and 4 AM 
Every night my cat throws up, he is about 1 1/2 years old and he has been doing this for a while now. We have adjusted his food and that did not work, …

My boyfriend's cat sleeps on my chest, back and side 
When I sleep over my boyfriend's house, 1 of his 2 female cats (Beluga) prefers to sleep on my chest, back and side when we are in bed. She does not attempt …

Keeping a neighbors new cat out of my house 
dear cat lover, I have a cat, he's perfect.... The problem I'm facing is with my neighbors new kitten. She has found my cat door and is coming in …

Possible urinary tract infection or a prostate problem?? 
I think my cat (male) may have a unrinary tract infection or a prostate problem, how can I tell and how should I treat? He is 8 years old and is nuetered. …

neutered cat keeps humping my leg! :0( 
I adopted a poor old stray cat (lived wild for approx. 5 years) - he's about 8 years old and has FIV. He's now an indoor cat and has is lovely animal …

Henriettas Family 
We took in a cat from a rescue centre 3 weeks ago, the cat had the same owner from being a kitten and came to us straight from her owner, so she never …

Burying objects in litter tray 
I have 2 male kittens around 9 months old, one of them has developed a habit of burying objects in the litter tray. This usually happens over night but …

cat losing hair 
Hi my female cat is losing hair in one spot down by her tail.Is there any treatment I can give her at home to stop it.We changed her food because it was …

Cat stealing food 
Our cat Hobbs is a hungry guy. He was diagnosed as a hypoglycemic by our vet. We switched him (and everyone) to wet food. He gets Purina DM to help …

Eating cat litter 
Why does my cat sometimes eat fresh cat litter out of the litter box? Answer by Kate oooh i haven't heard of this before. It shouldn't taste that nice …

neutered cat still wanting to mate 
Hello my male kitten was fixed a year ago and was fine now he has started humping our quilt on the bed and crying is he frustrated or did the fix not …

Cat not eating or drinking help! 
Hi there: our cat is 2 yrs old 7.5 KG male cat. Whole thing started when one day we accidently lock him in a room and came back found his feces …

Cat Fur falling out 
My cat is 14 years old and is loosing a lot of hair I mean bald spots is this normal she is no showing any signs that she is sick. Answer by Kate It …

Cat hair loss under belly and back legs 
I have 3 cats that been in my garage for 2 months. They beginning to loose hair under their belly and back legs. the hair look like it was shaved with …

my kitten keeps meowing 
I just adopted my little kitty Eva yesterday from the animal shelter. They told me she is 6 months old, was spayed about 5 days ago. I am a little worried …

Grieving Cat 
If you have more then one cat do they grieve when one of the other cats die? Do they have a grieving period just like humans? Answer by Kate Personally …

how far can cats travel back to thier original home? 
My father is moving to spain and has a six year old cat, me and my partner brought the cat to live with us but we accidently left the back door open one …

Cat mating behavior 
Hi.. My boyfriend just got me 2 cats, one is female and the other is male. I brought home the female while my boyfriend kept the male. But after some …

My Cat will not stop meowing for food. 
It seems it doesnt matter how much you feed this cat, in a short time he comes back meowing for food. Sometimes right AFTER he is done eating. Also this …

Male Cat humping aother of my Male cats. 
Alright so Ive got three cats. Each of them are fixed and over a year old. Two Males and One Female. The one male Simmba keeps humping my other male cat …

Cat Shedding too much fur, help 
My cat sheds so much. Hair is everywhere even in the winter.I have owned several cats in the past and have never had this problem. When you pet him you …

cat fur and frontline 
my cats fur is matted since using front line. Answer by Kate I have never heard of this problem before and i can't see how it could have happened. …

cat vomiting what coud be wrong? 
My 4 year old male cat has been vomiting for 3 days. I have had him to the Vet, he was given IV fluids, IB-profin, antibotics, urine test and had a complete …

new cat 
I am a super of a buliding and found out one of my tenants put two of their domesticated cats into the wild. They were indoor cats since they were born, …

Lost cat - will they come home again? 
Hi I would like to know the chances of a cat coming back home. Its been two days. I call him every chance that I can and I always leave food outside. …

Cat peeing on furniture 
why is my cat peeing on the furniture (bed and couch) the litter box is clean an i have seen her in it. Answer by kate This is a territory marking …

Pictures of mating cats 
What is the behavior of a cat that wishes to mate. And how do they mate? I want to see that. It has been said that they are very violent. Is this true? …

Male cat problems 
My male cat is always crying and is clawing a large stuffed animal and humping it. Why does he do this and how long will this last for? He has been …

Cat crying for food 
why does our cat constantly meow for food Answer by Kate Are they losing weight? If so it could be a thyroid problem. One of the symptoms is continuous …

cat tooth poking out 
i have just noticed that one of my cats 'fangs' is really long. she is approximately 13 years old, eating fine although a little skinny which i think is …

cat won't use litter tray 
My cat does have a tray. she walks in there, then walks out with out doing any thing and then she runs the house being weird and goes to the toilet around …

Cat crying at door 
Hi! Our cat Babette is a beautiful black and white, playful 8 year old princess. She has been an outdoor cat all her life, until recently, when we moved …

Kitten and mother cat 
I adopted a 6 month old cat from my next door neighbor just over 2 weeks ago. He has adjusted very well and is an extremely sweet kitten. He was an inside/outside …

male kitten won't leave his sister alone!!! 
Hello, I have 2 kittens (1 male and 1 female) that are 7 months old. Just these past few days, the male cat seems to always follow his sister around. …

My Cat's Urine Problem  
is there a store bought medicine that you can give your cat to help it pass urine? please help, i'm desperate for a cure! Answer by Kate If your …

Hope - our cat makes a strange noise with her toys 
My cat is a rescue. She often finds one on her toys and carries it in her mouth howling the whole time. At some point she might put it down and hover …

Shaking tail, why? 
my cats tail shakes while he is in the kitchen waiting for me to feed him. it looks like a vibrating tail!! why does he do this? Answer by Kate ahh …

My cat has a bald bum 
hi there, my cat is just over a year old she has no fleas and no worms, yet she is going bald on her bum. the bald spot ranges from the base of her …

Introducing a new cat 
Hi, A couple of months ago a stray kitty showed up at my home. I was letting my dogs out to run it off from stalking the birds at the feeders until I …

change in behavior 
my indoor cat has been hiding out for about a day now. he never does this and usually sleeps with me at night. when i went to find him today to see if …

Cat problem 
I have a sand beach in my backyard and I can't seem to keep the neighborhood cat from deficating in it. I there a safe/natural spray I can use to deter …

Cats are showing aggression 
I recently had both of our cats to the vet. He recommended that I stop leaving a dry food dish down at all times as one cat is too heavy. He recommended …

clear liquid from my kittys eye 
Good day, I took in a kitten about 5 months ago. He was 2 months at the time and his eyes were almost glued shut. fortunately I had some amoxicillin and …

mr. j green 
Our 6 year old cat has never done anything to anyone, but yesterday one of our children fell and was crying. when my wife went to pick him up to comfort …

Older cat bites off the whiskers of kitten - WHY? 
I have a four year old male and eight month old female. They quickly became friends, and like most cats, they groom each other. I'm concerned because the …

Picky Cat -Cat Toys 
Being a cat fanatic, I've researched the web and gotten advice from other cat owners of what to buy my cat for playtime. However, I'm disappointed in the …

My Cat has bad breath and is very skinny 
My female cat has developed very bad breath and is so skinny her ribs and hip bone show but she eats enough and is always hungry, she is 9 years old. Does …

My Cat has stopped grooming herself 
My cat has stopped grooming herself because of medical issue that has now been cleared up. how can I get her to now start grooming again?

Cats Use Bathroom In Front Of Litterbox 
my 5 yr old female cat and my 2 yr old male cat don't always use their litterbox, they go right in front of it, they never go anywheres else in the house, …

Cat Poo problem Cat poo's on carpet 
My cat is 5 years old and within the last year or so he has decided to use the carpet to poo on. He pees in his litterbox but will not poo in there. I …

Aggressive cat towards sibling cat after vet visit 
One of our cats was at the vet for a couple days and is home now and his brother is afraid of him and aggressive toward him. We think it's the smell from …

Dose My Cat Like Catnip 
well she seemed to pay no etention to the toy i made her but than in the morning the cat toy was desroyed and the catnip was every where.

How Do We Help Our Cat To Adjust 
We adopted an 8 year old cat, from her original family, whose young son developed an cat allergy. We brought the cat home and she has stayed hidden for …

Cats and Humans 
Can cats feel competitive about territory with humans who come to visit the home? Our outdoor cat went missing two days after we received visitor from …

Safe cat toys 
Hello everyone! I'm concerned of the amount play activity my cat receives while he is left at home during the day while we are at work. I have bought …

Tigger 
This is a long one. My apologies! 2 weeks ago we took our 9 year old orange tabby Tiggs in for teeth cleaning. He was very traumatized and took him longer …

Wonderful cat with terrible behavior. 
Well, here is the story. I have lived with my husband and our two cats for five months now. The two cats lived together for a two years before this at …

Cat sleeping positions 
My cat has just started a habit of sleeping on tables, when there are three beds in the house, and lots of comfy chairs and rugs. We are worried that she …

Cracking Jaw while cat yawning 
I have a very unusual question to ask about my kitten. He's about 4 1/2 months old, and neutered. He recently had a close to death accident with his collar …

Cat Territory. 
I am wanting to acquire a kitten but am afraid that the neighbour's cat will fight with him. It is a large male cat and he controls the territory (my …

indoor/outdoor cat suddenly pooping indoors 
Hi I have an indoor/outdoor cat that is usually very well behaved. She lets me know when she has to go to the bathroom and I let her outside. Otherwise …

Female Spayed cat has been missing 12 hrs 
My female cat loves to go outside. I let her out on the week end and she runs off for a few hours but then comes back. It was so pretty yesterday when …

help! friendly cat turned mean 
my cat was fine all day then latter in the evening it scracted my two kids severly and tried scraching me he also hissed and bite. the only thing i could …

change in the quality of cat's meow 
My cat Mickey, who is about 12-13 years old, has begun having a change in the tone of his meow. He is a very vocal guy however lately he meows and it …

cat wont shut up!!!!!!!! 
i found this stray kitten and its old enough to eat and go to the bathroom on its own. But it wont SHUT UP!!!!!! and its not hungry and it doesnt have …

how do u train your cat not to runaway 
As u know from one of my recent questions about my runawy cat, I'm probaly getting a new one next week. I study animals but cats im not that good with. …

Do cats get piles? 
I have noticed something wrong with my cat. There is something small and dark sticking out of her bottom. It doesnt seem to be bothering her, but it has …

My cat meow's at night 
My cat has started bringing socks that she finds in the laundry room and meowing very loudly in the middle of the night. I know she thinks that she is …

MY CATS BROWNIE && BUTTERZ 
Brownie is always inside my house sleeeping & purring I had a question about that. Why do they purr? My other cat Tinker bell recently had babies & Brownie …

Cat Pooping on Concrete Basement Floor 
I have three cats, 17, 8 and 7 years old. We have 3 litter boxes in the unfinished basement that they have always used. However, for the last three weeks …

9 year old male cat not going 
Hi, my 9 year old male cat has problems with his bathroom. 4 days ago he started scooting his but across the kitchen floor and his stool is hard and …

urinating cat after new kitchen installed. 
why would my cat pee in the kitchen when we just got finished remodeling it...Could my cat have lost the old scents in the house and is trieing to get …

I think my cat is sick 
Hes meowing and hissing and growling really loud and his tail is up and shaking. What does this mean.? Answer by Kate It is impossible to answer this …

Un spayed female cat issues 
I have 2 neutered 8 year old males, one 8 year old spayed female and one 6 year old female that has not been spayed. Recently, the 6 year old female has …

Shaking kitty 
My 14 wk old kitty does not want to eat and keeps shaking while he tries to sleep. He is usually super active and today he does not want to get up out …

nervous cats 
ive just brought two 3 month old kittens home and they are really nervous and dont like my other two cats who are 1 year old and the kittens wont eat or …

Cat Fell Down Stairs 
A few nights ago my cat fell down the stairs. He jumped over a baby gate and it fell, scaring him. He ran, obviously, and ended up rolling down some …

Male Kittens With Abdomen Lumps 
I bought two male blue point Siamese kittens. One is much smaller than the other and was miss sexed as a female up until he is was 10 weeks old. They were …

Sudden violent aggression in my cat 
I am at a loss on what to do. I have 3 cats, 2 males just turned 1 year and the other about 10 months and 1 female, about 8 months. They have all been …

Sucking Bengal Cat 
Hi, We have a 5 month old Bengal kitten called Mr.Jinx. He seems to have settled in really well but has started to suck us alot. As strange as it seems …

my cats looseing to much fur and has gone underweight 
my cat dontay is loosing to much fur and is loosing weight what do you think the problem? ANswer by kate Amanda i am not a vet and so am not qualified …

How soon does aggression decrease after neutering 
I adopted a 2 year old cat from the shelter who was not neutered. He was neutered before I took him home. But he has been extremely aggressive towards …

care after cat castration 
My cat was castrated yesterdfay and has been fine since he came home, however tonight he has been for a poop then wiped himself all over the carpet in …

cat owner 
My kitty is a 18 months. I have never had a problem with her. We had a second cat up until recent, and we have a new borne baby in the house now 5 weeks. …

cat not acting himself 
My cat has been acting strange the past few days. He is very cautious around everything and has to sniff things and acts like something is going to attack …

missing cat - a question that must be answerd quick 
my old cat, Indianna has resently ran away. She is very smart and is an out door cat. at my house she would leave and alaways come back. but when we moved …

Cat trouble 
My sister and I recently moved in together and she brought her 2 year old cat in with my 2 10 year old sister cats. Her cat has always been incredibly …

Help cat dragging let. 
we found our cat draging her hind legs 5 days ago; she eats but no poop yet. I'm concerned. Answer by Kate what can i say you MUST take her to a vet …

Older Cat not making the litter box 
I have an older cat (17 years old) that can't seem to make it to the litter box anymore. He is pooping on the floor, only 3 feet from the litter box and …

strange cat behavior 
My cat Pandora is 16 months old. She has been fixed and had the necessary shots. Lately she has been acting strangely. She used to love playing with and …

my cat has allergies 
My cat is almost two years old. I think that maybe he has allergies. His eyes are sometimes red and he rubs them alot. He also sneezes alot. Could you …

Adult male cat has not eaten or drank in 24 hours. 
My adult male neutered (indoor always) cat, which always comes running when he hears food being dropped into his dish has not eaten or drank in over 24 …

Young Cat Urinating since new puppy arrived. 
we have a cat about 18 months old and we got her when she was 5 weeks old. she never had an accident in the house since the day we brought her home. …

cats fur is balding all of a sudden 
I have a cat that can not stop grooming herself to a point that her fur is missing in places. she is an indoor cat so no fleas. She has had wo loses of …

balding cat 
my 8 year old cat is going bald, why??? Answer by Kate It could be a skin condition. A vet can take a skin scraping and see what it is. the only …

misty my cat is 8 years old 
it seems all of a sudden misty is sleeping alot. she is eating normally and seems ok in all other aspects. should i be concerned Answer by Kate As …

cat in distress after Older cat dies suddleny? 
My cat Raven 10 months, is acting a lil odd, seems to be not eating as much, after my older cat of 14 years Max, died suddleny 2 nights ago, is this …

Big tummy kitty 
My kitten is about four months old and over the last two days her stomach seems to have grown alot. Tonight I put her in the litter box and she peed and …

dealing with death of a cat 
I had two cats both black and brother's. One recently died in a road accident, and there is a cat around that looks like the one that died. my other cat …

Cat almost 22  
my cat Travis almost 22 needs to gain weight, crazy thin,very mild thyroid issue and from blood work healthy heart,lungs and kidneys YAY!!He's been on …

Mean Cat 
I have a 17 pound, 3 year old indoor domestic cat. Ever since he was a kitten he's been aggressive. He's declawed and fixed. He can be very affectionate, …

Cat in heat 
My cat is a little over a year old and is already showing signs of being in heat. How long is too long to wait before getting her spayed and neutered? …

wild cat gone domestic 
i trained a wild cat not yet 1 year but he throws up his dry food i give him. I used to feed him on the patio and he seemed fine and retreated to the woods …

i just got a cat from a shelter and now he is limping really really badly 
what should i do? the shelter is closed now Answer by Kate Don't worry, keep him comfortable over night in a confined room with soft bedding to sleep …

how much to eat? 
Hi! how much should I feed my 5 month old kitten per day? She is an active, playful kitten. How much do they usually eat? Answer by kate kittens need …

missing cat fur 
I have a kitten that is about a year old. she recently had a rodent ulcer and was given steriod pills for one month. that has since cleared up. however, …

appetite and weight change 
My daughter's six year old cat doesn't seem to want to eat and she looks like she lost a bit of weight. Normally she is waiting to be fed first thing she …

elderly cat 
My 9lb eldely cat 14 1/2 has started carry around and nice size stuffed bunny and meow at the same time, she can even jump up on my high bed. what is …

Mother Cat agressive towards Female 4 Month Old Kitten 
My cat has two kittens both female 4 months old. I recently had all three spayed. The kitten in question came in the other day with a bite wound in her …

Nasty DooDoo Kitty 
I have a cat that has irritable bowls. Believe me they are nasty movements. He sometimes uses the litter box for his passages but most of the time he …

Cat not using litter tray 
Hi, My 1 1/2 year old tabby for some strange reason has decided to poo next to her litter tray! Bella is still using the litter tray for a wee so …

my cat dolly 
my cat dolly is 3 years old and for the past couple of months she has had a large amount of loose fur which we cant get rid of but she has also started …

My 4 month old kitten is a pain! 
I got my kitten from a friend when she was 6 weeks old. She is very playful, she used to attack your hands and feet. We broke her of that habit I …

Change of behavior in my cat 
My family and I adopted a kitten about a month ago. From the start she was friendly and running around the house. She would crawl onto our laps or stomachs …

dawn cat came back 
We have found our older cat today after we gave up hope of ever finding him. He is in good health, and obviously very resourceful. I'm not sure how to …

cat fur missing with red dots please help me 
my cat is the love of my life. im currently working and in school paying my own way for everything. every night oreo comes on to thr bed with me so i …

what is wrong withj my cat coz im scared 
im really worried about my cat , im only 11 years old . my cat saphire was the runt of the litter she is really small and timed we dont no y she only …

Older cat that can't get along with the kitten 
I adopted a stray female about 8 months ago, and 2 months ago got a kitten, our house is all open plan, so did not have anywhere to keep the kitten initially. …

How do I know when to put down my cat? 
My beautiful cat who is 18 is starting to really decline in health. She does not seem interested in her box anymore and drinks water all day. She then …

Eye don't get it 
Something is wrong with my friend's cat and I'm very concerned. Their cat's name is Nina. Her eyes get kind of sticky and she is losing fur underneath …

kittens!!!! 
a stray cat gave birth to 5 kittens under my porch steps, but i dont know when she had them, how can i tell how old they are? Answer by Kate I don't …

Jaw clicking & crunching 
My cat is manipulating her mouth and jaw around. I hear a loud crunching/clicking noise. She is 9, this has gone on for four weeks. The vet sees nothing …

Should i take him to a vet? 
My cat had a patch of fur missing on his tail and we thought that he had gotten in a fight, so we waited a few days and there were more small patches in …

PLEASE HELP MY KITTEN 
MY CAT GAVE BIRTH AT 4.10am ON THE 11.07.08 TO ONE KITTEN, AT 4.55 A SECOND KITTEN FOLLOWED. THE MOTHER TOOK CARE OF THE PLACENTA AND CLEANED THE FIRST …

Nursing Cats 
What should you feed a nursing cat? I saw your article on homemade cat food and i was wondering if giving my cat something homemade instead of store bought …

Male Cats 
Will a male non-neutered cat always run away from home? And if so will he come back? And is there anyway to prevent him from leaving? Answer by kate …

my brothers queen cat - lost too much weight after birth??? 
hey my brothers cat gave birth to 5 kittens 5 weeks ago. The cat has always been tiny in comparison to my cats and has a tiny frame. Now she has given …

independant cats? 
i have two cats ones a kitten of 15 weeks and one is an almost adult of 1 year. they had their injections and so i allow them out if they like - but they …

What's wrong with my cat? 
Hi - I'm the owner of 2 cats (one male, one female). The male is about 4 years old, and the female is 3. We've lived together in a spacious one-bedroom …

weird like cat behavior 
My three year old fat cat, Laya was fine yesterday and now all of the sudden this morning I realized weird cat behavior. She is one of the most gentle …

my cat has just started pooping inside  
I have had my female cat now for 10 yrs, she is a very nice natured lovable cat, but seems to pester for food all day long none stop even if she has food.We …

frightened cat 
my cat sleeps in a basket outside the bedroom door & lastnight he suddenly jumped out of the basket & when I got up he was frightened of something but …

Can cats lose memory? 
My cat Sam has been sneaky and frightened for 3 days straight. He is not a new cat that I just got, I have had him for 3 years! He acts like he just came …

Cat Hiding 
my 8yr old cat has been hiding behind our washer for 3 days now.she wl not come upstairs at all. she is an indoor cat. she eats if i bring food and water …

acting scared and freaky 
My cat Sam has been sneaking around and acting like he is scared of everything. He smells the air and the ground and his fur on his back is standing up. …

help 
my cat had a kitten yesterday that came out backwards and dead that was 530 in the morning and she has not had another one yet i do not have the money …

Unhealthy weight loss, Crying, Vomiting, Fur pulling 
Our cat is 10+ years old. She is mainly a house cat but occaisonally goes outside. She is losing weight to a point where her ribs are showing. She eats …

Aggressive Eater 
I have a problem that just can't go on any longer. The violence is getting to be too much. What does one do with an aggressive eater? I usually lock Horus …

Kitten Urine Problem 
I recently adopted a new female kitten. I leave her in a room by herself to adjust and she uses the litter box regularly. I also have a pug and whenever …

my cat 
well my first question is my cat is always drinking but she only likes really cold things is there something wrong with her?the next one is shes been crying …

flea medicine 
i have been giving my kitty frontline flea medicine for well over a year but i wanted to change it to advantage...is it bad to switch medication like that? …

weight loss and not doing much 
I took my 2 yr old cat to the emergency vet about 3 weeks ago cause of what they said was am ashma attack. They gave her oxegen,steroids and other med …

Cat change 1 week after getting new kitten 
We have a cat that is now 14 months old and we have had her since birth. She is a great, friendly loving and always greeted us at the door. Very playful …

cat has liquid coming from her mouth 
My cat recently has a clear liquid coming from her mouth. I am just concerned. Answer by Kate sorry but there is no way for me to be able to tell …

healthy kitten who died all of a sudden 
please help my cat had a litter of kittens who are all healthy. on saturday i sold one to my freind and this morning she told me the kitten had died. …

Does this happen often? 
My male cat used to spary, so I had him neutered. I know he still has the ability to spray, but the odor is much less pungent. He hadn't been spraying …

after litter  
we have a white cat and every day we have manually wipe her butt. cause it always has poo stuck in the hairs . his this a problem she might be having we …

co co my missing kitten 
hello my 5 month old male kitten has been missing 2 days and 1 night could the reason hes missing be that he wants to mate hes been out before i dont understand …

Questions about new Siberian kitten 
Is a white cat with blue eyes (siberian breed) most susceptible to diseases and skin allergies? Also, when is the correct time to get your female cat …

Cat Meowing at Night 
My cat always sleeps with me at night, either continuously or for several hours then leaves and comes back. But recently, he has begun some very strang …

i just moved. can I let my cat outside? 
can I let my cat outside? Answer by Kate well that depends on if your cat is used to going outside and also how long he has een at the new house. generally …

Revenge Urination 
I have 2 male cats whom I adore. They are usually very good about using their litter boxes, which I clean at least once a day. They do not have accidents …

cat losses weight 
we have a 8yr old always big and healthy cat about 10.lbs but within the past week he has lost alot of weight now weighs about 2. lbs, we didnt change …

cats that knead 
my cat usually sleeps with us at the end of the bed. the past 2 weeks he has been kneading our feet and legs. it is so weird. he keeps doing it for long …

Our cats afraid of my husband 
Hi, my sister moved in with her cat Bosco. She seems to be getting along well enough with my other two cats but is extremely afraid of my husband. Is there …

Cats missing their owner? 
We got 2 kittens 11 months ago, just before I was going to University that my parents have been taking care of, and they have been neutured some time ago. …

one mad cat 
good day- approximately 4 years ago we rescued our cat from a shelter; we love her and she is the most personable cat i have ever had; she's a love. …

Cat with skin allergy 
after having tried everything else, my cat has been having Steroid injections for the last 8 years for a skin allergy. She is now 10 years old and having …

New cat adjustment 
A few days ago, we adopted a 6 month old kitten. She is very skittish. She hides under the couch, or under beds. We have to move the bed or couch to …

Traumatized Rescued Cat 
Hi, Thank you for a fabulous website! I rescued a cat Mother's Day weekend - she is approx 7+ years old, diabetic we discovered (now on lnsulin and proper …

Himalayan female pooping in house 
I have a 7 (almost 8 year old) female himalayan she has started pooping in my bedroom. She always goes in the same corner. We just moved into our house …

lump found under my cats are, under jaw... 
What does it mean if my cat has a lump just below its ear right next to its jaw? Answer by Kate It really needs to be seen by a vet for a diagnosis …

Cat always wants to eat 
My cat is 5 years old and weighs about 10 pounds. I feed her the amount I am supposed to but she is always trying to eat something. Paper, electric cords, …

What's wrong with my newly found kitten? 
My friend and I were playing tennis and found a kitten wandering in the parking lot. We did not want the kitten to get hit by a car so we took him in. …

Cat loosing weight after brother dies 
Hi my cat is about 9 years old now his brother died recently, about 2 months ago. our other cat started getting skinny, but now his crying he wont move, …

Cat loosing weight 
my cat is 3 years old had a litter of kittens one died it had lost alot of weight frequently a few weeks after mom cat has lots a lot of weight her neck …

I have a spraying cat what shall I do 
Our male adult spayed cat, has recently started to spray in the house. Our guess is that he is not adjusting to the new kitten that we recently brought …

My older cat eats younger cats food 
My older cat who is 14 years old went under surgery not long ago and had her top teeth removed, now she cannot eat hard food anymore because she just swallows …

excessive cat pooing 
my kitten is just 10 weeks old and in the last couple of days she has been pooing constantaly. i have had no choice but to isolate her becuase i have a …

Males Cats will they fight 
I have a male cat and if i get another male kitten, would they fight? Answer by Kate The quick answer is probably yes. Cats are ruled by instincts …

Young Kitten with many problems 
Hi i have a two month old kitten with a bottom I-tooth protruding straight outwards. I checked it and it is not loose. It doesnt seem to be causing him …

scared cat 
hi my sister was up to the vet a couple of weeks ago,there was a person then who had four cats,he was going to get two neutered and put the other two a …

my cat has walking and stomach troubles. 
My cat is starting to slide when she walks,she is lying down and sleeping a lot more than usual,she is starting to poo on the floor and it looks rather …

Cat aggression after operation 
I got my 8 month old cat spayed 5 days ago. Before that my 2 year old cat treated her like she was her kitten. Now she hisses at her and chases her away. …

I found a sick stray 
ON the way home today i saw a cat limping across the road. I can never leave a sick or starving animal behind so i took it back to my place. It has thin …

11 year old male cat vomiting yellow liquid, now lethargic 
Alaska, my 11(or 12) year old neutered male cat, medium haired tabby is sick. He's an indoor cat, has had all his shots and does not have fleas. He sometimes …

Litter Box Problems 
Our two year old female cat has stopped using her litter box since we've brought in two kittens--a brother and sister-- 8 monts ago. What can we do to …

1yr old female, running and hiding... 
Today our young 1 yr cat Misty started running away from us, keeping her body close to the ground, then hiding in really tight spaces that she never normally …

Cat pooing in the house 
Hi there I moved to my new house in April. I have 2 cats, mother and son, aged 14 and 12. They settled down straight away and I could leave the doors …

cat not using litter box 
i HAVE A PERRISON CAT THAT THE LAST TWO WEEKS HE ISNT POOPING IN THE LITTER BOX.HE JUST HAD A HAIR CUT NEEDED BADLY.I CHANGED LITTER ALMOST TWO MONTHS …

donna english 
i have a five month old kitten we took him to the vets recently for his injections the vet told us he was very under weight although he weighed 1.83kg …

cat chewing off her fur 
My cat is about 14 years old, she has recently (after our new dog moved in) been shewing her fur off her back side her whole left side, and her tail I …

Frustrated 
I have a cat sleeping on my back pourch furniture at night. The cat belongs to a neighbor. I don't want to haul the cat off or certainly hurt the cat. …

My cat has run away again. 
I have a 13 yr old neutered male cat, in good health. I have had him from a kitten. We have moved house lots of times and he has never ran away. He likes …

Crying cat after giving birth. 
My cat just gave birth yesterday but shge wont stop crying.what do you think it is? Answer by Kate this is not uncommon, i think it is because she …

Strange eating habit 
Do you have any idea why my 3-year old neutered male tabby is occasionally eating his own feces? We feed him Whiskas-brand dry food only (both the "meaty …

Cat Bites when I'm on the phone 
We have an approximately 2 year old neutered male cat, indoor only, who get s lots of love, attention, and has plenty of stimulation (window perches, lots …

My 11 year old cat has a little lump under his skin. 
Hello, today I noticed that my cat has a little lump under his skin while I was stroking him. Is it something to worry about? Any advise much appreciated. …

losing fur 
my cat is an out door cat and he's about a year old. lately we noticed his fur is comming out (on his tail only) in clumps. There is a spot on his tail …

my one year old cat has given birth 
She has had 6 healthy kittens about 3 and a half weeks ago and she wont stop meowing constantly is that normal? Answer by Kate Female cats can become …

We just adopted two cats, our existing cat is not happy 
I share a house with two other people and have had my cat for about 6 years. I adopted her from a shelter and the lady said she had been abused prior to …

my new dog and cat... 
i have just got my new dog,and my cat who i have for severval years has taken a great disliking to him.the dog is not a puppy,but is fine with the cat …

Help! Cat is not eating 
My cat is 1 year old. for the past couple of days he has not eaten and all he does is sleep. He goes through these stages often but he usually at least …

My neighbors male cats.......................... 
I am an animal lover but, all of my animals are part of our household where we feel they should be. My neighbor does not keep any of his pets in his house …

please help me! Toilet training  
im trying to potty train my cat. and at one point im suppose to catch my cat using the toliet and im suppose to teach him the correct posture to be able …

Clear Liquid 
My kitten Sadie has a clear liquid coming from her anal area. It has a very potent smell. It only comes out every now and again in small amounts. She was …

scared of balloons 
My cat saw a balloon and got scared and keeps on hiding everywhere. She will not eat or go the bathroom. She hasn't come out for 1 day 21 hours and 14 …

prettyc 
Since this past Monday (it is now Thursday) my cat has been throwing up liquid, only a little at a time, and she has been doing it in the bedroom doorway, …

Upset Nan 
My male cat is 2 years old. He has been fighting with a male feral cat that started coming into our yard. Now my cat is wandering off for several days …

excessive urination 
I have a 7 1/2 year old cat that has been using her litter box every 15 minutes. it seems like nothing comes out but she still tries every 15 minutes …

Cats taking residence on my porch chairs 
I have no cats but the neighbors cats have taken up residence on my cloths chairs. They are using it as a litter box and sleeping on them leaving cat …

2 yr old cat all of a sudden has stopped playing and is listless 
My 2 yr old cat,once very playful has stopped playing and doesn't seem interested in anything. She either sleeps or sits and stares at me. She just had …

Mom Cat 
Hi, I have a mom cat with a 5 babies. she is feeding 3 of them really well but pushing the 2 smallest ones away. They are much smaller than the other 3 …

pet pottying outside litter box 
My 13 year old cat is starting to wet outside her litter box. What does that mean? Answer by Kate This is not an easy question to answer as it can …

My poor girl 
Hi My almost-1-year-old cat was out early this morning and was woken up by the screaming outside. When I got to the back door, another neighbourhood …

Toothing - What does it mean? 
What does it mean when a cat pushes one of it's fangs against you? My cats only do this when they are happy so I am curious. Thanks. Answer by Kate …

Cat Suddenly Scared? 
We found a cat in the street, a city over, she looks thin and pregnant. We brought her home, fed her and what not, she loved it inside, she liked being …

kitten sneezing 
what does it mean when my kitten sneezes at least 5 times a day? Answer by Kate she could have a cold or she could be allergic to something like pollen …

HIV Cat sleeping and wont eat 
I adopted an FIV cat over a month ago and hes usually always following me around or meowing for food and eating and being annoying lol. But yesturday when …

different behavior 
i've been off work for the pass 3 wks and my 10yrs old cat has not left my side only to eat and use the litter box, what does this behavior mean? thank …

Cat Thyroid 
Hi There I have found a cat i would love to rescue. But she has a thyroid problem. Please can you get back to me with as much information as possible …

cat box problems 
My 6 year old persian cat has a kidney disorderand is under a Vets care. As a result she urinates in the litter boxs but poops outside it. I clean the …

Cat won't go outside 
My cat was outside one night and she got in a fight in which she hurt her front leg by a bite from the other cat.Now she won't go out.What can i do to …

Teeth lost 
My cat is 16 years old and she has lost about three of her front teeth. What does it mean? Do I need to take her to the vet? Answer by Kate It may …

Cat is acting scared, will not eat. 
Yes, we have a 15 year old cat, Domino. For the last few days she has been hiding under beds all day, not coming out, not eating, lays in abnormal places, …

My cat is losing hair 
Hi. I find a few small clumps of hair from my cat on my carpet once in awhile, but in the last couple of days I've been finding them everywhere. She does …

mating cat with kitten 
can my 4 month male cat mate with my 1yr old female cat? Answer by Kate well he may be a little young yet but he is now coming into sexual materity …

Cat lost housemate 
My wife and I had two cats, Sammy and Timmy, that grew up together over the last 6 years. Timmy died of renal failure about 3 1/2 weeks ago. We have …

Concerned 
Our 12 week old kitten "Leo" has all of a sudden, as of yesterday around midday, has become really reclousive, he wont eat or wont let us come near him. …

Is my cat pregnant. 
I have a feral cat that has moved in my barn. This past Jan 1, she bred with a male. I thought she was pregnant, but wasn't. She bred again Feb 4th. …

Cat seems depressed and won't do anything 
I need some help i have my cat from the 5 months and she was so active and i always send her out and keep an eye on her.but now a days she barely moves …

My cat is behaving strangely 
For the past two days, I've noticed that one of my cats is behaving very strange. He is constantly going into the litter boxes at the house and just sits …

Cat meowing excessively- wanting food 
Hi there. We feed our cat, Ophelia, twice / day. Once around 7:30, when we get up in the morning, (a half can of wet food) and once around 8:00 in the …

Cat Suddenly Scared to Come Indoors 
My cat has recently appeared scared to come indoors. He normally is in and out all day and I always get him in every night. So far I am still able to …

Excessive spraying and "crying" 
Our cat continuously does a loud "crying" meowing. He isnt in pain and we cant figure out what is causing him to do that, we thought it might be loneliness. …

spayed indoor/outdoor cat now has a boyfriend??? 
Hello, My two year old cat, Boo, loves to be outside during nice weather. She is very poeple friendly, spayed, and have had no problems. Recently …

Cat keeps running away. 
Our indoor cat keeps running away! He always comes back within half an hour, but I'm afraid of him bringing germs and disease into the house. Next time …

Eliminating Outside the litterbox 
My cat has been eliminating in various areas of my apartment. When he was a kitten it was behind the couch, now its on the kitchen floor same spot every …

squeakers owner 
i have a 5yr old female cat who just recently started meowing in the house like she was lost or looking for something she seems to be in good health.she …

strange acting indoor cat 
I have this cat named Max, and he had been acting all strange and had been trying to get out the whole week. Then, when I came back from the store at 12:00 …

Odor from kitten 
We have a 12 week female kitten that sneezes all the time and has a strange odor. It uses the litter box. There are no accidents that I am aware of, but …

Sudden agression toward dog 
I am in desperate need of some advice here. Short of getting rid of my cat Shelby, I am at a total loss and I love her so very much. For some reason after …

kitten not moving or eating much 
My 6 1/2 month old kitten has not grown much since I got her from my friend (she was a wild kitten who’s mom didn't come back) because she is so …

cat howling 
Hello, My precious cat after 6 years is now howling at a toy mouse and then she brings it to us. She has never done this before. We did get a kitten 6 …

Adoption (cat been nuetered but...) 
My cat was nuetered but he still acts like he is spraying but not. You know how they move when they are about to spray. But he does not spray. He is …

young mother with kittens 
My cat had kittens the other day only 1 survivied--she has been doing very good all weekend taking care of it until late last nite now she keeps carrying …

Cat not using the litter box anymore! 
I have a 7 year old male cat that was neutered as a kitten. He is an inside cat - who kept sneaking outside whenever the door was opened. Since I've …

Moving Cross Country 
I am moving cross country in 2 months with my cat. I plan on driving cross country with her and my dog. How and what is the best way to do it so she doesnt …

Old cat let outside 
My friends 14 year old cat was let outside, she doesn't no how far she will go. She has been gone for 24 hours and my friend is really scared. How far …

Old cat - what shall i do 
I have a 14 yr old cat, he sleeps constantly, always cold (under the bed covers) and has been loosing weight over the past few months. Within the past …

Howling Cat After Move to Spain 
My sister has emigrated to Spain and has taken her very friendly 4 year old tabby cat with her. He went into a cattery in England for 2 1/2 weeks then …

Ms. Cail is losing large amounts of hair 
My Cat,Cali, has been for about 3 months losing large amounts of hair(more than usual).I find clumps of hair around the house and in chair pads...Should …

my cats ear is about closed up, and the ear itself is like a bubble 
This might be related to the mites from him scratching, but his outer ear part is like a big bubble and the beginning of the ear going to the canal is …

himalayan with matted fur twisting skin and causing bald spots 
hi i have a 9 year old himalayan i took in last summer, and have brushed him every day to keep him clump free. as the weather has warmed he has started …

Stray cat had Babies & Won't Eat . 
I have tried to befriend a stray pregnant cat , she had her babies & returned to my house , she seems sad & she will not eat. Dis she lose Her Babies? …

I just got my cat fixed and now he is sick 
I just got my cat fixed two days ago and today March 29th he is throwing up (its yellow now) all day and he cant pee. He is going into the litter box and …

red eyes 
We have a 3yr. old orange tabby. The matter in the inner corner of both eyes is always reddish brown. It's sort of scary as it looks like old blood. Input …

watching sisters cat 
i'm watching my sisters cat while she is away, and for some reason she will poop right outside the box.....she pees in the box most the time, but the last …

Cat Sleep issue 
My cat sleeps ontop of her own head. Does this indicate a medical problem? Thanks! Answer by Kate well if i understand the questions properly, i don't …

putting cats together 
im about to get married and i have a female cat and so does he how do we make the transition and help them get along? Answer by Kate Please read my …

bald butt 
Recently I noticed my cats butt is bald around the anus. Do you know what that may be from? Answer by Kate Hi it could be an infection or an allergy …

Shyrose 
Why dose my cat run away every time I try to pet her? I seem like she is scared of me. I would like her to be more affectioate. Shy Answer by Kate …

I dont know what is wrong with my cat 
my cat has a white liquid coming from her butt, it started a while back and I tryed to do research on it but I found none, when it started a while back …

crying white cat 
I have a white cat that has started to cry and cry about two months ago and it is getting worse. He eats and sleeps ok, but whenever we are home, he cries …

Kitty cries before throwing up 
My cat doesn't throw up all that often. Once every several months. However, about a week ago I heard her wailing so I went to check on her and she was …

strange cat behaviour 
Recently our 12yr old Tabby's behaviour has changed significantly,most of his "normal" behaviours have changed. The only significant thing that we can …

Cat losing fur and weight 
We have 2 cats here that are brother and sister. The female is a small framed cat anyway but lately she has lost alot of weight, even though she eats normally. …

Introducing a 3 month kitten to a 1 year old cat (both female) 
What is the best way to go about this? When I brought the kitten home(a 3 month old), a few hours later I introduced the 1 year old cat to the kitten. …

my cat constantly pees around the house 
I have a male domestic short haired cat that is not neutered and he pees around the house and i was wondering if it is pee or if he is spraying cause he …

my cat won't eat 
My cat got out and ended up locked in a bathroom in a maintenance shop at the apts we live in. He was able to get water out of the toilet, but hasn't eaten …

more unborn kittens? 
My neighbor's cat (stray that took up with him already pregnant) had two kittens 12 hours a part. How can we tell if there are more unborn kittens? …

Cat rubbing butt on carpet. 
Our cat has been rubbing or scratching her butt on the carpet. She does not have worms as confirmed by her last visit to the vet. Does anyone have any …

female cat gone crazy 
Our female cat had kittens about 3 weeks ago. She had some medical problems recently called mastitis, which she is now getting over. Then today all of …

New kitten getting dragged to death??? 
Hey. I have a 6 month old male cat called Butters, and recently i brought home a new male kitten from a new litter that his mother had. The kitten is …

My cats fight eveyday and I'm tired of it. Will it ever stop? 
My husband moved into my home when we got engaged about 2 years ago. At the time, my male cat (Felix) was 2. He brought with him his female cat (Hershe)and …

cat biting carpet 
why does our cat bite the carpeting. she will bite and pull up she kind of goes nuts. Answer by Kate it could be that she has a eating disorder known …

Cat is eating all the time after death of older cat 
I have two cats, one just passed away, she was 15 and the other cat is about 9 years old. The two cats never got along, and at feeding time the older cat …

new cat wont eat anything 
my mom just recently rescued a cat, who came from a nice loving home, but it's been at her house for three days now and hasn't eaten a thing. it is scared …

cat peeing constantly 
I have a question. My cat is peeing constantly. I use the scoopable litter, have to change it at least 2 times a day to keep it clean. He drinks alot of …

Do cats need buddies? 
Do cats do better if they have friends (other cats) living with them? Answer by KAte Cats are not naturally pack animals and generally live on their …

spayed 3 yr old cat still howling 
we got our female cat from animal rescue, she had been spayed but ever month or so she is howling and wanting out all the time. Is it possible that she …

a pooing issue 
My cat is turning 6 months this week. For the past week he's been exhibiting very unusual behavior. Ever since I adopted him as a baby from the shelter …

cat behavior- cat urination 
What makes a cat that has been house-trained for 4 years - with a kitty door going to the outside all of a sudden start using the bathroom in the house …

Cat itching 
I have two female kitties about 6 months old. All of a sudden they are itching all the time and very miserable. They rub their bodies on the carpet and …

Hair loss  
My cat is aprox 2 years old. He was lost for a month. We found him living in a bald area with lots of wild plants. He apparently ate during that month …

Aging Cat 
My cat is 16-17 years old, lately he has been losing weight, vomiting and sleeping more. I know he's getting up in age but I'm not sure if his losing weight …

Humping my dolls 
Hi love, I cought my cat picking my dolls up from his mouth one by one and taking them to his room, then humping them, when I tryed to take the dolls from …

cat turns bad 
I am a tweleve year old girl and have almost 3 yr old tourtoishell cat. A couple of days ago it started whenever i picked her up stroked her she bit me …

howling cat 
what does it mean when a yellow cat howls outside your door (house)? Answer by Kate well difficult to say. they may want to come in. If you have your …

Not dealing with the move 
Hello, I used to have the coolest cat in the world...we always called him catdog because he acted more like a dog than a cat. We've had him since he …

Cat dandruff 
I have two indoor siamese cats. They seem to have dandruff, yet, they never had it before. What does that mean? Answer by Kate Dandruff can be either …

How long does it take for a 6 month old cat to adjust? 
My wife and I just bought a pure-bred neutered ragdoll male kitten. He is 6 months old and we bought it from a breeder.There are no kids and no animals …

Cat stressed 
I have 2 female cats (mother and daughter), and next door's male cat is very interested in them. They are all neutered, so no worries in that department, …

Patty - matted fur 
Our cat has always had matted fur on the back and side. Big ugly clumps that will not go away. I have cut them off and they grow back the same way. …

my cat can't move his back legs. 
at first he just walked around with wobbly legs but now he can't move them at all he still walks but he drags his back legs Answer by Kate Your cat …

what do cats want 
what do you do when its to cold for the cat! when it wants to go outside! and keeps meowing Answer by Kate I'm not sure what you mean. If the cat wants …

Chase 
My cat stopped eating. He last ate on 2/17/08 and he has only sniffed at the food. He's only taken a few laps of juice/gravy off the food and then turns …

Cat hair thinning  
My oldest male cat appears to be going bald. He's probably about 8 or 9 now...who knows? He was adopted about 4 years ago, and, being very resistant …

My Male Cat and Male Dog's ill Behavior  
Ok this is unbelievable, but my male domestic cat (who is neut) has started rubbing himself up against my male 90 lb lab (who is neut). Now when the cat …

Food dropping issue...all over house 
Hi. I have a 5 year old Siamese, who appears healthy and happy. However, about 6 months ago, we noticed that she was taking her food out of her dish …

tick & flea control  
I recently treated my 1 year old cat with on over the counter flea & tick control treament. Should he be shaking his back left paw when he is walkling …

UPSET DETECTIVE 
HI ABOUT 4 MONTHS AGO WE ADOPTED A 6 MONTH OLD KITTEN, WE ALREADY HAD A CAT THAT IS 14 YEARS OLD AND A 3 YEAR OLD COCKAPOO DOG.. WELL THE NEW CAT IS MALE …

Dandruff on cats 
My friend has 3 black cats who now have dandruff. She has just moved from a gas heated house to an electric heated house could this be the problem? If …

Cat Chewing problem 
How can I get my cat to stop chewing on toilet paper and the handles on my stationery bike? She is 9 months old and just started this bad habit. Answer …

bites 
what does it mean when my cat bites me whenever i or my family come near. Answer by Kate It very much depends on the situation. Does he bite you straight …

cats urinating on carpet after death of one of their mates 
Hi, Our 14 year-old cat died and had been throwing up on our carpet etc. One or both of our remaining cats had never urinated or defecated on the carpet …

biting 
i live in new orleans Loisiana, and had to leave for the hurricane for 3 weeks. when i came back i had a cat showing up everyday outside, so i adopted …

Spayed 15 yr old crying, howling and humping 
My 15 year old female cat, who has been spayed has recently starting humping anything she can find. She crys and howls while humping. She REALLY likes …

Why Does My Cat Poo On The Floor 
My cat has a liter tray which is cleaned out every day and washed. But still she runs around the house beeing realy wierd and poos on the carpet but she …

Two cats won't get on. 
I just adopted two cats. There cages were next to each other. They were taken to the play room together. They were loveable and sweet the first week. …

Cat moved house and owners 
Hi, Me and my girlfriend have recently moved in together, and she has brought her kitten (2 years old) with her. my girlfriend has been at uni for the …

How to introduce two cats togeather 
I have a 7 year old female cat who has been with me for 4 years. 2 days ago I welcomed a very loving 3 year old male cat from New York into my home. He …

two cats, an intruder, and piles of poo 
We have two 11-year old cats, a brother and sister who are both largely indoor cats though happy to go outside, and one (or both?) of them has recently …

cat seems afraid to eat 
WE have been feeding and giving outdoor shelter to a cat for 3 years. This past month it seems afraid to eat, always looking around. I figured she got …

Cat going bald and hair changing color 
We have 2 cats one 3 years the other 1 year both female the 3 year old cat has no problems,but the 1 year old cat is getting hair loss near the rear on …

Cat's meow is hoarse 
my 3yr old male nuetered cat has recently been meowing with a deep gravely voice. he won't eat his normal 1-1/2 cans of food completely - he only drinks …

Acclimation stress for my cat 
I recently got engaged and preparing to move into his house, I have a cat and he has a dog. They have been around each other slightly here at my place. …

Help! Outdoor Cat Laws Causing Trouble! 
I have an indoor outdoor cat that is house trained. I recently moved to florida and wasn't having any problems. then one day while i am at work the humane …

Cat that corrected our dog Skippy 
Our cat Teeter thought our new puppy Skippy was her baby too. After I went to bed she would lick her and do motherly behavior. They are still close as …

My cat is weeing on beds!! 
My cat has started weeing on my teenagers' beds. Both kids are studying & living a way from home. They come back in the holidays and it seems to happen …

three year old skinny cat 
My cat is only 3 years old and he is a fairly active boy. However, over the last month or so he has become really skinny. I thought it may have been a …

worried parent 
14 year old male neutered cat blood work good 3 weeks ago possible kidney problem but not enough to do anything right now fine this morning does not want …

Cat started pooing 
Cat has suddenly started pooing in the house even though he gets let out any time. We've had a leather sofa recently - is this it? Answer by kate site …

Cat skinny losing hair 
Hi there my normally healthy cat has lost some weight and now i noticed she is losing hair on her back and sides? She also can't seem to get enought to …

Precious Won't Stop Peeing 
I have 3 female cats all under the age of 1 year. There are no signs of aggression they sleep and eat together and play all the time. Two are related …

Kitten problem! 
My cat has been coughing lately trying to get something up and im thinking, oh its just a hairball. So i go to sleep and wake up and see like 4 little …

Matted hair on Cat 
My cat has matted fur aound his back legs. He doesn't like me to comb or brush this area but I'm concerned about the condition of his fur. Any suggestions? …

House cat wants to stay out at night on terrace 
I have been having a problem with my male siamese cat for the last few months.He is an indoor cat who is waking me up every night so that he can stay …

Getting Cats in carriers 
I have two cats that are very stubborn. I need to get them into the cat carrier to take them to the vet. They hate it and run away at the sight of it. …

my cat has laringitis 
my cat is having trouble meowing but before he meowed all the time to get my attention to play now he seems hoarse why could this be? Answer by Kate …

miss spears - our cat 
my cat as got a warm and dry nose and its ears are warm too,she seems to be sleeping alot and she is only 9months old and never goes out Answer by Kate …

cat territory 
Recently i had a housemate move in with his pet 2year old male cat. My cat female who ive had for 7 years has lost a few battles with him and now practically …

Has my cat had a stroke? 
I think my cat may have had a stroke. He is around 11 years old. I rescued him last November. He was only 3 pounds but quickly gained .He has been doing …

Weight and my cat 
I have an 11 year old male neutered cat that is on a restricted diet of 3oz of higher protein food. He's been on this regime for about two months, but …

cat owner - Cat Litter problem 
I have 2 house cats. They are both indoor/outdoor cats. We have a basement that is part of the way dug out therefore makes quite the nice "liter box" …

Cat losing hair 
What are the causes of a cat losing hair? Particularly behind the back legs. Answer from Kate site owner Often when a cat loses hair from the back …

Crying Cat 
I travel with my cat a lot but he always cry's in the car, how can I get him to stop crying? He has a cat kennel, food and water, a litter box and blankets …

Cat fur issue 
I have an indoor cat he is 6 years old and every winter he gets a small patch of fur near his hind leg, bum area that clumps. It almost seems like it …

7 month old female cat suddenly weeing in door mats 
My 7 month old kitten Roxy was spayed about 1 month ago but has recovered well from her operation. We got her when she was 8 weeks old and she was litter …

Shelby 
Hi there, Shelby is 12 yrs old now and she is having what looks like spasms all over, not just her back. She is always biting and grooming herself like …

hair loss on my cat 
my cat has hair loss on top of her eyes and she has red blood spots on the bald spots what can i do and what could it be? kayla and chelsey Reply …


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I may not be a vet but do have many years studying cat health and behaviour issues as well as having been a cat owner now for more than 30 years. My answers are clear and straight forward and I won’t try to influence you at all in your decisions about your cats. My aim is to give you guidance and advice based on my years of experience which give you an informed opinion as to what is best for your cat. 

I have certainly found it very interesting to be in contact with so many people from all over the world, especially as we all have something in common, the love of cats and the desire to keep them healthy and happy. It is not always easy to know what to do for the best when your cat displays unusual behaviour or symptoms of ill health. Having a cat community such as this will help you to learn more about your feline friend and also help you to provide the best care for them.

Sadly it is not cheap to take your cats to the vets and many people are reluctant to spend the money especially if they are not sure if their cat is sick or not. However sometimes there simply is no alternative if you want to take care of your cat. If I feel that your cat needs to see a vet I will tell you, so please do not feel affronted by this. I am simply being honest.


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